Special Envoy for Military Affairs



David Pankratz serves as the MLA for Waverley and the Special Envoy for Military Affairs, a role he approaches with dedication and a deep sense of duty. As a former firefighter/paramedic with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, David has been on the frontline of serving and protecting his community. His experience in emergency services has imbued him with a profound appreciation for the sacrifices and contributions of those in uniform, a perspective he carries into his work with the military community.

In his capacity as Special Envoy for Military Affairs, David is committed to ensuring that Manitoba's military community is fully supported and recognized. He understands the unique challenges faced by military personnel, veterans, and their families, and he is dedicated to creating and promoting initiatives that support their well-being and integration into civilian life.

David's work extends beyond advocacy; he is actively involved in fostering connections between the military and civilian sectors, aiming to build a stronger, more supportive community for all. As a father of three, the importance of family and community is paramount to him, and he brings this focus to his role, striving to make Manitoba a welcoming and supportive place for military families.

Honoured to serve in this capacity, David Pankratz is a passionate advocate for the military community in Manitoba, working tirelessly to ensure their voices are heard, their service is honoured, and their needs are met.


The Special Envoy for Military Affairs

We are honoured to have members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) stationed and living in many communities in Manitoba. These regular and reserve force members are among our most outstanding citizens, and we value their service to our province and our nation.

We know that serving in the military can be a challenging and demanding career. Regular forces members can be deployed away from home and family for extended periods, and military families are often relocated throughout Canada.

The Manitoba government has appointed Len Isleifson, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (MLA) for Brandon East, as Special Envoy for Military Affairs to ensure our CAF members and their families feel welcome and appreciated during their postings in our province, and to help them address the unique challenges of military life. The well-being of all military families living in Manitoba is very important to Len, and he will be devoted to supporting them as they serve our province and nation.

The Manitoba government is proud to support CAF families in Manitoba.